Monday, January 31, 2022

LOTS of LOVE! - Embossed Valentine

 I'm sharing a card I made tonight that literally took me
seven minutes to make.  I had this gorgeous embossed 
cast away panel on my desk for months.  
I recently won the an entire release of essential dies
from Pinkfresh Studio.  I've been using them a lot
lately but the heart shaped one is my favorite 
right now as Valentine's day is coming up.

I swooped some gold ink across the top of the 
raised image and heat set it.  Then I added 
the heart die cut.  The sentiment and backer die
are also from Pinkfresh. I think I may have 
purchased them last year for Valentine's day
but never used them.  Maybe they aren't that old, 
I honestly can't remember but it's a shame
they weren't used sooner because they
are beautiful and can be used for more
than Valentine's day.   So... enough 
gabbing - here's my card. 

Isn't the stitching around the heart pretty?
I layered the sentiment letters on a vellum backer. 

This is my last entry for the January 2022
I chose the April 2021 theme of Gold. 

I'm also entering this card in the Krafty Chicks Challenge #596 - All Occassions

Thanks for popping in to see my card.
Hope you are having a great day whereever you are! 
Hugs D

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Pinkfresh Studio - January 2022 Challenge - celebrate you!

 Oh hello again! I'm back with another card
I had a great crafty day and was able to make not one but three
cards for this challenge.  It ends in two days so I had to 
get 'er done if I wanted to play along!

This time for the January 2021 recap theme
I picked November and the wreath theme.
I used the Daisy Wreath stncil again 
(I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous stencil)
and the coordinating die cut. 
I also used the beautiful Essentials Folk Art dies,
the Plaid stencil, several of the pretty inks,
a pre-cut, pre-foiled sentiment (so
awesome as I don't yet have a hot foil machine)
and some of the stunning blingy PF jewels. 

Here's my card:

Here's a couple other views

I struggle a little with placement of bling. 
I seriously overthink it. Do you do that too?
Seriously though it shouldn't be such a
struggle when it's this pretty - just add lots! 

Thanks for visiting me today (again)! D

Pinkfresh Studio - January 2022 Challenge "2021 Recap" - Daisy Wreath

 Hello! Hope you are doing well today!

I'm sharing one of the cards that I made for the 
where the theme is "2021 Recap". 
What fun to be able to choose from any of
the previous months challenges of 2021.
I wanted to do them all! But, since I usually
struggle to even get one entered in a normal month
I decided to focus on using a stencil that 
I really, really wanted but has been sitting in 
my crafty stash for too long.  
This is for the March 2021 recap theme of Flowers. 

This card features the Daisy Wreath Stencil 
and the Essentials Folk Edge Rectangle Dies
I also used several of the Pinkfresh inks
(that I was so happy to finally get!), and one of
the pre-foiled, pre-cut sentiments along with
some beautiful bling from the PF jewels.
Take a peek (I apologize for the poor photo -
really bad light in my house at night).

I hope you like it! I loved making it. 

I'm also entering this card in the 

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs D

Sprinkling You With LOVE!

 Hello! Thanks for popping in to visit my blog.
Today I had a great crafty day and was able to make 
six cards! That is a big accomplishment for me. 
One of my crafty goals (not resolution) for 2022
is to use more of the items in my crafty stash.
One way to help me do that is to enter 
challenges as a creative jump start.

My first card is a SlimLine card using
products from MFT Stamps (mostly)

I used distress oxide sprays on the main panel
and then sponged around the edges with 
regular distress ink.  I learned that it's
actually better to use the regular distress ink
first and then the oxide sprays.  The back 
panel is sprayed with a Nuvo Shimmer mist.
The main panel is popped up with foam 
and them each of the little critters is also. 
I thought afterward that this would have been
a fund shaker card with hearts in all the circles. 
Two things to try for the next one LOL. 
The main panel die is from Pinkfresh Studio.  
Stamps and coordinating dies are from 
MFT Stamps.  Colored with copics. 

I'm entering this card in these challenges

See you soon! Crafty cyber hugs! D

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #617 - Valentine Color Palette

   Good morning and welcome to another

fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge

Are you ready for another fun and 
krafty challenge to inspire you and 
get you creating with your krafty goodies? 

We've got some fabulous ideas for you 
and can't wait to see what you create!

This week, Krafty Girl Sabrina is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is: 

Valentine Colour Palette

It's already the last Saturday in January! 
How did that happen?  It's time to start
thinking of Valentine's cards and this 
color palette is so perfect for that. 
I love reds and pinks together with a splash
of brown - so I was all about using this palette!

My card features the brand new 
stamp set with the new LOTS OF LOVE
stencil and BASHFUL BLUSH ink.
This is a mini slimine card (my current
size to make).  The images are colored 
with copic markers.  Now doesn't that
look yummy? Chocolate is definitely 
my go to when stressed.  Let's face
it that sentiment couldn't be more true...
Adulting is Hard! 
Thank goodness or chocolate!
Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.
These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however, using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp products will earn you double entries!

The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!!
Woohoo!  There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the  Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and if using KKS products,
you can upload your photo to the album in our 

And don't forget about this weekend's Frugal Friday Specials!! 
We've got a selection of gorgeous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend while supplies last!!  

Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below! Happy kraftin'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

My Recipe to Happiness

 Hello friends!  

I'm squeaking in under the wire to enter a couple card challenges today.
Here's my card... 

The chef stamp and sentiment are from My Favorite Things, as
are the heart thought bubble dies.  the slim rectangle stiitched
dies are from Taylored Expressions and the large stitched
rectangle background pane is from a Lawn Fawn die cut. 
I colored the image with copic markers - my favorite coloring medium.
I'm truly and completely shocked that I managed to make
a fairly CAS card. This is not my usual style as I love to layer it up
and add lots of embellishments and pattern papers.  
But...I think this is just so so cute! 
I hope you like it too! 

The challenges I'm entering today are:

Thanks for visiting me today! Have a beautiful day!
Crafty Hugs! D

Sunday, January 16, 2022

January New Release Blog Hop Celebration - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps


Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous goodies in our January Release that are NOW available in the

 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

All THREE of our new stamp sets, plus two new stencils and a new hybrid ink colour were released yesterday along with our exclusive 
and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP!

So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today!  Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on the krafty tour!

First up we have the adorably cute set of sweet skunks in love
designed by Neda Sadreddin

Next, we have a clever set with a snazzy typewriter and notes for any occasion  
designed by Melissa Baker-Nguyen called

Lastly, is a delicious set by artist 

Michelle Houghton called...


We have a gorgeous new ink colour called 
As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, ink cubes and ink refills!

We've got TWO new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky flair to your creations!  They are called....



We've again carefully curated an awesome ADD ON BUNDLE featuring several amazing products which coordinate beautifully with our new goodies!!

You'll be all set to start your
crafting with this month's Add On Bundle, which includes:

  • Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray
  • Simple Stories Sweet Talk Paper
  • Exclusive Love Letters Chipboard


And don't forget our awesome Stamp Of The Month!! We have the sweetest HUG IN A MUG stamp, which is FREE with your order of $75 or more before shipping/tax!  (while supplies last!)

WOW - isn't all of that amazing!
All of these new release products can
be used for much more than 
Valentines Day.  Do you have a favorite?

For my blog hop card, I used the little 
envelope image and one of the 
sweet sentiments from STINKIN' CUTE
and the LOTS OF LOVE stencil. 

Hope you like it and that I've inspired 
you in some way.  
I’m entering this card in the following challenges too: 

Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible designs!  Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself!

Happy kraftin'! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January 2022 New Release Peeks - Day 3 and Anything Goes Challenge!

 Today is our final day of Krafty Peeks for the January Release

 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We are so excited to share a fantastic set

by artist 

Michelle Houghton called...


This delicious set is perfect of course for Valentines, and for so many other occasions as well! Seriously, who wouldn't want to get a sweet card with these awesome images and sentiments?!!

I LOVE coffee more than I probably 
should admit (LOL)! The tall coffee cup
just really deserved to be the star of my card
to celebrate my love of this wonderful beverage. 

Those stamped hearts are from the Day One 
release peek stamp set called Stinkin' Cute.
The chipboard heart accent is from this
month's specially curated ADD-ON Bundle. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE! in action in combination with a lot of our other new January Kraftin' Kimmie products!  

Of course today is also challenge day and as always during release week, it's Anything Goes!  So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item, planner page....with some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps products for your chance to WIN the monthly prize! 

 We can't wait to see your creations and you have one week to enter!  Feel free to link up your creation at the bottom of this post and/or upload your pic to the folder in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  You could WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!

Check out COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE! in so many amazing creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs!  You'll also see the new stencils, MOUNTAINS OF MAIL! and LOTS OF LOVE!, our new BASHFUL BLUSH hybrid ink and the beautiful JANUARY ADD ON BUNDLE! along the way! 

Everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party TODAY!  All the fun takes place in the Krafty Friends facebook group beginning at 2pm ET!  See you there!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January 2022 NEW RELEASE PEEKS - Day 1!

 Who's ready for lots of brand new Krafty goodies?!

It's time for our January Release Peeks to begin 

Our first peek features the adorable set of sweet skunks in love
designed by Neda Sadreddin

This set is perfect of course for Valentines Day, but can be used all year long for Love, Birthday, Happy Mail and simply cute cards!!

I must say that I'm absolutely in love with 
this adorable stamp set!! 
Who knew skunks could be so Stinkin' Cute?!  
For some reason a shaker card idea just 
kept popping into my head for this first card. 
So I grabbed a large heart die and created a
sweet background for the adorable skunk couple.
The background was made with the beautiful
new BASHFUL BLUSH ink (SO pretty!)
and LOTS OF LOVE Stencil. 

EEEEE I just LOVE them! 
I bet you do too! 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

(my new is this new stencil, ink and stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie 
and the new heart shaped die from PinkFresh Studio)

Something Beginning with letter "S"
(mine is sequins from my stash)

As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out STINKIN' CUTE! in action 
in combination with a lot of KKour other new 
January Kraftin' Kimmie products!  

You will spot our newest addition to the Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid Ink rainbow!  It's a gorgeous new colour.....called BASHFUL BLUSH! 

As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, ink cubes and ink refills!

We've got TWO new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky fun to your creations!  

They are called....


Both designs are perfect for all your cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media and more!

Plus we have our exclusive JANUARY ADD ON BUNDLE!

Our exciting Add-On bundle this month features several amazing products which will coordinate with our new goodies and will help you enhance your new creations!! 

This month's special curated Add On Bundle includes:

  • Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray
  • Simple Stories Sweet Talk Paper
  • Exclusive Lots Of Love Chipboard

  A limited number will be available in the shop on Saturday afternoon after our Live Release Party! Get ready to get krafty!!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of the January Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Release Party 

on  Saturday, January 15th @ 2 pm ET in the Krafty Friends group!

For now, hop around and check out some amazing creations from the Krafty Team and be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop!  Your comment could be a WINNER of some krafty $$ to use in the shop!  (Not to mention our designers are incredible and you should tell them so!  😉  )

Come on back tomorrow for some more krafty fun and goodness!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter